Claims of Atlético kit design leak are false

Spanish media published misleading reports about our future jersey

Atletico jersey design for next season

Not an actual Nike design

Several reports in some major Spanish newspapers claim that Dutch wesbite has revealed Atlético’s kit for the 2011/12 season (pictured right).

There is only one small problem with that claim: it’s completely false.

Though the Netherlands-based website released an accurate prototype of our jersey for the current season months before it was officially unveiled, the picture published in AS and Marca is found under the “Fantasy Kit Design” section of the site, and not under the main page where credible leaks are posted.

The kit-lovers website never states that the model is a real one. It is unclear why the media in Spain have reported that the shirt design is an actual Nike prototype, when it is clearly the creation of a site user.

The Dutch site published pictures of what it does claim are the future kits of Manchester United, Arsenal, Juventus and Barcelona, among others, however.

  • Ringo Schut

    I guess it could happen, looking at the leaked Barcelona shirt, that was leaked:

  • Martin Rosenow

    The designer based his Atleti model entirely on the leaked Barcelona one, which makes it even more unlikely to be our next design.

  • thats a shame, I actually really like it 🙂

  • Ringo Schut

    I know that Martin, but I mean it’s pretty likely it will look a lot like it, I think this, with probably a few minor differences, will be what our shirt will look like.

  • Asim

    For me there are way too many stripes on this shirt, and I always think football shirts should have a proper collar, not a round neck.

    Hopefully the next Atleti shirt will be nothing like it!

  • Martin Rosenow

    I’m with you Asim. I hate it.

  • Davide

    I think we should change our luck a little and remove the stripes for a season ot two and see if that helps. As long as you keep to the club colours, i don’t mind seeing something different for awhile. Maybe a red jersey and white shorts? Or maybe a red jersey, blue shorts and white socks? Almost like Spain national team had. I want to see if our bad luck is in the stripes, some say it is.

  • Yon

    I liked the halves a few seasons ago! Wouldn’t mind them again!